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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
EMBARRASSING EXODUS FOR BJP
THE GREEN MAKEOVER
Averting A Power Disaster
FOSTERING TRANSFORMATION THROUGH EDUCATION • Mahbubul Hoque, a visionary edupreneur and institution builder, hailing from a remote village of Assam, single-handedly created a revolution in the educational ecosystem and is trying to make North East India an education hub of the country as well as a preferred destination for the teaching-learning community across the globe. Presently, his institutions provide the best education at par with top-rung institutions nationwide. From a very humble beginning, he rose to eminence by dint of sheer hard work and dogged determination. His never-say-die attitude towards life and his free and indomitable spirit is the biggest strength behind his remarkable success as an educational icon.
A Fond Tie
STORMY PETREL IN A TEMPEST • The articulate West Bengal MP, one of the Modi government’s fiercest critics, runs into a big question mark over her future
MAHUA IN THE HOUSE • The Lok Sabha MP from Krishnanagar in West Bengal has been a fierce Opposition presence in the House since 2019. Highlights:
THE FIGHT FOR STATE SUPREMACY • THE TWO NATIONAL PARTIES—CONGRESS AND BJP—PUT THEIR POLL STRATEGIES TO THE TEST IN RAJASTHAN, MP AND CHHATTISGARH IN PREPARATION FOR THE GRAND CONTEST OF 2024
THE BATTLEGROUND • THERE ARE 56 ASSEMBLY SEGMENTS IN MP, INCLUDING 12 SC AND 10 ST SEATS, WHERE THE BJP HASN’T LOST THE PAST THREE ELECTIONS. THE CONGRESS HAS ACHIEVED THIS FEAT IN 10 SEATS WITH 1 SC AND 3 ST SEATS AMONG THEM
THE BATTLEGROUND • IN RAJASTHAN, THE BJP HAS RECORDED THREE SUCCESSIVE WINS IN 28 ASSEMBLY SEGMENTS, INCLUDING 3 SC SEATS. THERE ARE 5 SEATS THAT THE CONGRESS HAS NOT LOST IN THE PAST 3 POLLS
THE BATTLE GROUND • THERE ARE 9 SEATS IN CHHATTISGARH, INCLUDING 2 RESERVED FOR STS, THAT HAVE GONE IN THE CONGRESS’S KITTY IN THE PAST 3 ELECTIONS. THE BJP HAS 6 SIMILAR STRONGHOLDS, WHICH INCLUDE AN SC AND ST SEAT EACH
ALMOST-RANA AND ALSO-RAN
ONCE SUSPENDED, ALWAYS ANIMATED
Power is an Optical Illusion
SLIGHTLY BETTER PENSIONS?
RETURN OF THE POWER PLAYER • WITH PAKISTAN’S ECONOMY IN TATTERS AND IMRAN KHAN IN PRISON, NAWAZ SHARIF IS BEING PRIMED FOR A DECISIVE ROLE IN THE COUNTRY’S POLITICS
CASES THAT SHADOW NAWAZ SHARIF • Pakistan’s three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif faces several corruption cases. To contest the general election due in January, he needs to get favourable outcomes on his appeals against the ones in which he has been found guilty
R&D FACES REALITY • DRDO, India’s top defence research agency, has long been criticised for delayed projects and cost overruns. Now, a new committee tasked with revamping it is looking to change all that
A MIXED TRACK RECORD • Several of DRDO’s big-ticket ‘Mission Mode’ projects are running behind schedule, but there are others...